February 24th, 2009

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Gmail may be down but apparently I can still download it onto my PC (Microsoft Outlook). How odd. Better read them now I guess...
Cubicle 7

SLA Industries is apparently real....

Or atleast according to a business website that sent me an email this morning letting me know they've given us a free listing!


This email is to let you know that Sla Industries has been listed on Hotfrog, your U.K business directory. HotFrog U.K gets over 4.4 million page views every month*, and is designed so that our business and product listings regularly get the best position in the major search engines results on sites like Google and Yahoo!

Your listing details are –
Sla Industries

London N3 1XW


Couple of things wrong there - apart from not being a real life company I - nor anyone connected with the SLA IP ownership - has ever lived at postcode N3 1XW! I've lived in other N3 postcodes but never ending in 1XW.

Our listing appears here.... http://www.hotfroguk.co.uk/Companies/Sla-Industries

My reply...

Dear Hotdog,


Please can you remove the listing for SLA Industries on your website. It is a fictional company for the role-playing game SLA Industries that we publish – not a real life company.


Many thanks for removing this and keeping the integrity of your site based in the real world and not fiction.


Yours Sincerely,


Angus Abranson

Cubicle 7 Entertainment Ltd

London, UK


Publishers of SLA Industries, Victoriana, Starblazer Adventures, QIN: The Warring States and the Doctor Who Role Playing Game


LiveJournal: www.livejournal.com/users/angusabranson/

Old Friend

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I have a headache and not feeling 100% today. Guess a disruptive sleep didn't help last night either.

Anyway, the Estate Agent called and said they might be coming over later with some people to view the house. Thus I need to run the hoover round whilst Ray cleans the kitchen and then tidy up my bedroom and office to some sembalance of order. Atleast I can claim that all the boxes are because I'm packing to move out!

Better cut this oen short and get on with things.

Old Friend

A Quickie about The Watchmen Premier and some Music News!

Ok, some quick bullet points are in order I think...
  • The Watchmen World Premier was in London last night. From feedback from a couple of people who went fanboys will not be disappointed at all. The film is apparently very faithful to the original comic series. Possibly a bit too faithful in parts as some of the pacing seems a bit out in places as they stick with the original story arc and events. The ending has changed *very slightly* but is still *very similiar* to the comic series (something a number of people were worried about). Overall they loved it, but were a bit worried about how the general filmgoing public would be able to follow things - but from a fanboy pov, superb. Plus the Premier had a Yellow Carpet instead of a Red one, how cool is that :p

  • FAITH NO MORE ARE REFORMING!!!!!! They are coming to Europe in the summer and will probably be playing at a Festival in the UK! I'm lucky enough to have seen them a few times back in the 90's and they are awesome live. Can't wait to hopefulyl see them in action again! :)

  • The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are playing three UK dates in April, including two at the Sheperds Bush Empire (or the London o2 Empire as it's now been rebranded). They are playing on the 25th + 26th April. The reason why I mention this is because the experience of seeing these guys live is one I'll never forget. They are one of the best live bands on the circuit and, despite not being a huge fan of theirs (don't get me wrong I like them, but don't play them all that often at home) I saw them at the Forum in London a few years ago and the energy, vibe and overall feeling that you were watching a group that should become cult icons if their was justice in the world was tangible. They rocked so hard that you couldn't help but be drawn in and taken along for the ride. I saw them at Reading Festival later that summer and they were still resoundingly good (only beaten by Muse - who are one of the Top 5 live acts I have ever seen in my life, and another band I don't listen to all that often at home. But live... wow!). I later found out that, at the Reading gig, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs drummer played the set entirely one handed as he'd busted his other arm - and no one noticed because they still sounded awesome. I tracked down video of that show and sure enough he does only use the one arm throughout.
  • This weeks NME comes with a free (and exclusive) Cure Tribute CD called "Pictures of You". It features a whole bunch of bands including The Editors, Lost Prophets, Dinosaur Jnr, Alkaline Trio, The Dandy Warhols, The Futureheads, Metronomy, Mystery Jets, etc. Just a heads up for people who may be interested.
Right, I'll let you get back to surfing again now. Take care!
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